The retention list announced on Tuesday saw the Sun Risers Hyderabad releasing Rashid for the IPL mega auction. It was the decision that was not expected of the SRH as he was the star player of Hyderabad. After this news got released, Rashid took to Instagram and penned down a heartfelt note for his fans and all those who supported him over his journey in the SRH.
Sun risers Hyderabad has released most of their star players and Kane Williamson is only the player who has been retained by the SRH and apart from Kane Williamson, SRH has managed to retain the uncapped players, Abdul Samad and Umran Malik.
Rashid Khan has had a memorable stint with SRH in the IPL. He has played a total of 76 IPL matches where he took a total of 93 wickets at an economy rate of 6.33. He has bagged eight man-of-the-match awards in his association with the IPL. In the 2021 IPL season, He took 10 wickets and scored 83 runs in the 14 matches.
Rashid khan posted four pictures where he shared a heartfelt note on Instagram for his fans and all those who supported him:
“It has been a wonderful journey with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Thank you for your support, love, and for believing in me. To the #OrangeArmy you’ve been my pillar of strength and I shall forever be grateful for such wonderful fans,” wrote Rashid Khan.
Now that Rashid Khan stands released from the SRH, It will be interesting to see if SRH will bid for him in the IPL auction again. Sunrisers Hyderabad CEO K Shanmugam yesterday appeared on the Star sport where he was speaking about the retention list and when asked about the release of the Rashid Khan and bidding for him in the IPL auction. He said that they will try to match the highest price if he enters into the mega auction.
Having released all of their star players, Sun Riser Hyderabad is on the mission to build their squad back. This squad will be built under captain Kane Williamson. It will be interesting to see if SRH can buy back the likes of Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the mega auction.